Author of Annalise the Kid Detective
Get to know me...
When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?
I was around 7. Me and mom had mother-daughter reading every Wednesday and some of the stories made me think of alternative storylines.
Where do you get your ideas for your books?
Something happened or from a talk I had with someone. The box idea came from when someone moved something of my teacher's and didn’t tell her and she panicked. It was not from the students directly but it gave me an idea. The Stone idea came to me after several losses by death. I lost kids and adults and didn’t have a chance to express how much I loved them.
What do you like to do when you're not writing?
I like sports like basketball. I like to actually play or play video games. I also like making beats and sometimes I add lyrics. I recently started taking pictures, so now I’m a photographer
Do you want to be a writer when you grow up?
I do want to write but that won’t be the only thing I do. I hope my writing creates a different way of looking at things. Imagination has many stories and I use mine to share.
Do you have a special writing space?
Yes, at home there is a cubby space in the hall. Also the closet in my room. It’s a big closet and has a small table and chair that I put in there. It’s a space where it blocks out sounds and I am left with my imagination and can write.
I just discovered I really like the song 'What About Your Friends.' It was on my dad's playlist and I loved it.
Who is your favorite author and why?
Peggy Parrish and her nephew, Herman. I think because when my mom started reading them to me I understood Amelia and she reminded me of my uncle Jay Jay.
What’s your favorite food?
I like salads and no bake cookies.
What do you want to tell us about your book, Annalise the Kid Detective?
Ever since I learned what 'symbolic' meant I wanted my stories to be symbolic in ways that can help kids like me and adults learn to cope when things don’t go smoothly. I think my book has lots of symbolism. It has a lesson and reminder that even our flaws can be blessings.
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